Anthem Blue Cross Life & Health Insurance Company (Anthem), California, has made the decision to close the ClearProtection Plus 1000 (06B3) policy for new sales effective July 1, 2012. Members currently on this policy are free to remain on their policy and add family members subject to normal underwriting guidelines. Members will have the opportunity to change to other select policies during an open enrollment period.
Newborn/Newly Adopted Child Language Updates for Policyholder-only Policies
Effective August, 1, 2012 these clients will now receive automatic coverage for the first 31 days of life for newborns and 31 days from the date of right to control healthcare for newly adopted children. After the first 31 days, members will need to move the child to his or her own policy or move some/all family members to another Individual policy that provides coverage for dependents to ensure continuous coverage.
Expanded Coverage for Women:
As required by the Affordable Care Act, also known as federal health care reform, all new Individual health care plans/policies sold with effective dates on and after August 1, 2012 will include expanded preventive coverage for women.
- 61On March 6th, Anthem Blue Cross of California announced it was closing the popular plan ClearProtection Plus 5000 to new customers as of May 1, 2012. The plan was popular because of its low monthly premium and benefit of 2 offices at a set copay. Anthem did not announce if they would offer a plan…
- 53In September, Anthem Blue Cross will be mailing members enrolled in California plans that their health insurance may not be renewed in 2014 as certain plans will be discontinued. Because Blue Cross is selling individual and family insurance through Covered California, the new health care reform insurance market place, they are not allowed to offer…